To get out of cleaning a park as community service, Homer fakes his own death. When this results in the family's utilities being cut off, Marge puts pressure on him to reveal that he is alive. However, the spurious news of his "death" brings his long-lost mother - a hippie who is on the run from the law because of her activism against Mr. Burns - back to Springfield. Written by
Did You Know?
The song that Burns accidentally plays during the FBI raid on the Simpson house was suppose to be "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!
but the producers didn't want to pay the asking price of $25,000 for the royalties so it was changed to "Waterloo" by ABBA
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Homer, no matter what, I just want you to remember that you have a mother, and she loves you very much
References Melrose Place
Blowin' in the Wind
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Glenn Close See more